Joining in the October Blog Tag

october blog tag

I was tagged by Lisa from Oh Luna to take part in the October Blog Tag and I thought it was a nice way for my readers to get to know me a little better so thought I would take part.  I haven’t done one of these in a while and they are a nice change to my usual review and competition posts.


Karen (waves!)

What is your Favourite Colour?

Red, but I promise I am not dangerous!

What did you do today?

I was quite productive.  Blog post in the morning, token bit of housework and then watched my husband do a presentation as part of his management course.  After school pick up I went to a fire safety talk in the community, then my eldest had a friend over for tea!  Then I entered a shed load of competitions, I am pinning my hopes on winning something shiny very soon.  If I have time after this I would like to watch another episode of The Haunting of Hill House.

Where are you currently?

Sat in the dining room opposite my husband who is currently wearing headphones and ignoring me in favour of chatting to his gaming buddies!!!  Although I did make sure he did his cup of tea duties first.

What is your star sign?

Sagittarius apparently my traits are I am curious and energetic!  Not sure where they get the energetic from as I have about as much go in me as Garfield!

Cake or Ice Cream


Frozen or Moana

Moana just because its set in a warmer climate and I don’t do cold!

A night in or a night out

A night in, cheaper, more restful and I can wear my PJ’s.

Home cooked meal or takeaway

Depends, if its my mum’s cooking I will opt for home cooked if its me takeaway without question.

Pineapple on pizza or no pineapple on pizza.

I love pineapple on pizza plus it’s a bit extra fruit right so pizza = healthy!

Books or films

Happy with either.

Autumn or spring

It’s a tough one although I don’t do cold I love Autumn as it means I can snuggle in blankets and Christmas is on its way!

Flowers or chocolates

Chocolates although the weighing scales would prefer I opted for flowers!

Full fat or diet coke

Can I pass for a cuppa?

Phone or laptop

Laptop easier to navigate I always mis-click on my phone!

What is your current favourite TV series?

I am completely hooked on The Haunting of Hill House – but its leaves me too scared to sleep properly afterwards.

What is your favourite thing to do in October?

Go on long walks and see the beautiful leaves on the trees changing colour

What is your current food to crave?

Cake I am really struggling now as cut back on it and really missing the feeling of happiness it brings!

Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

I have a little butterfly tattoo.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

A happy medium but depending on my mood I can go either way!

What is your all time favourite Halloween film?

The Addams Family, I love the characters!

Name your top 3 favourite artists/bands.

Snow Patrol, Texas and Ed Sheeran

Have you got any plans for Halloween?

Watch a spooky movie with the kids, this year we are having a break from trick a treating!  We end up with so much candy the poor kids teeth need a rest from all that sugar… it lasts for ages.

Do you have any fears?

I just worry about my kids.  I want them happy and well adjusted.

Do you believe in life after love?


Do you have any children? (or animals you treat as your babies)

Two boys and a fur baby too, isn’t she precious!

october blog tag dog

What do you want for your future?

To fully renovate our house instead of living in a work in progress.  For my boys to have had great childhoods with lots of fun experiences and holidays.

Be honest, why did you start blogging?

I used to enter competitions and found other blogs that way.  Then I thought my children would be great at reviewing toys too and it’s kind of snowballed from that.  Plus, it was nice having a record of some memories of them little which would have been forgotten otherwise.

What is your biggest achievement so far?

Raising my boys, I couldn’t be prouder navigating all the challenges parenting brings but still hanging on in there!  I love them so much even though they drive me potty.

What are your ambitions with your blog?

I would love to continue to grow and work with more brands.  Also, I would like to attend a photography course, so I could improve the visual appeal of my blog.

If there is one thing you’d like to change about your blog what would it be?

The photography I would love to master the art and invest in a proper camera.

Have you achieved any blog goals you set out to do this year?

I wanted to get to 20k followers on twitter and achieved that, but generally I don’t set any proper goals I just like to keep plodding away on here and try and grow steadily and improve my SEO etc.

Where do you want to be in 10 years’ time?

In a fully renovated house that isn’t quite so drafty and cold in winter!

What is your dream holiday?

Just to get a bit of sunshine, some culture and a break away from the daily grind!

If you had an entire day to yourself what would you do?

My boys are both in full time school, so I have quite a bit of freedom to do as I please in the day.  But I would love to give the house a proper blitz and have a good clear-out.

I am tagging Jade from Unique Young Mum, Care from Care Johnson, Lianne from Mrs Mummy Harris, Karina from Mum’s The Nerd, Gemma from Yorkshire Mum of 4 , Mark from Big Man in the Woods and Lisa from Mumma Scribbles to join in and answer the questions on their blogs!  Looking forward to reading them.

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